13 days in Lapland Itinerary

13 days in Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
2
Luosto
— 1 night
3
Salla
— 1 night
4
Saariselka
— 2 nights
5
Levi
— 3 nights
6
Akaslompolo
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Escape the urban bustle at Syvasenvaara Fell and Feelapland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier and Rovaniemi City Library. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Santa's House of Snowmobiles, try to win big at Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi, have some family-friendly fun at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and stop by Kauppakeskus Sampokeskus.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Rovaniemi is 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Luosto.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games Museums Tours
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Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi ©
Feel Vegas - Club Rovaniemi
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles
Rovaniemi City Library ©
Rovaniemi City Library

1
night
Luosto

Luosto ©
Nestled among vast forests and fells, Luosto represents a small idyllic resort village set on the edge of Pyha-Luosto National Park.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Luosto National Park.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Luosto visit planning website.

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Luosto in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Luosto when traveling from Rovaniemi in December, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salla.

Things to do in Luosto

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pyha-Luosto National Park
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Pyha-Luosto National Park ©
Pyha-Luosto National Park

1
night
Salla

Salla ©
Salla is a municipality of Finland, located in Lapland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction and then fly down the slopes at Salla Ski Resort.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salla holiday maker site.

Getting from Luosto to Salla by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Salla, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Salla

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Salla Ski Resort ©
Salla Ski Resort
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction ©
Salla Museum of War & Reconstruction

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, thenhike along Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. Keep things going the next day: fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip planning website.

You can drive from Salla to Saariselka in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Saariselka are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Levi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Gold Prospector Museum, Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel
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Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

3
nights
Levi

Levi ©
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Get in touch with nature at Kids' Land and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Giewont Husky Adventures and Levi Huskypark. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Santa"s Cottage & Pet Farm, wander the streets of Ounasjoki - River for activities, view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, and join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Levi trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Saariselka to Levi by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kittila, Levi Huskypark
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Giewont Husky Adventures ©
Giewont Husky Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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nights
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then look for gifts at Akaslompolo Sportshop.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Levi to Akaslompolo by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In January in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trip

Yllas Ski Resort
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Yllas Ski Resort ©
Yllas Ski Resort
Safaris
Akaslompolo Sportshop ©
Akaslompolo Sportshop

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